It’s finally December and you know what that means – it’s time to ring in the holidays as only Key West can! Throughout the month, there will be a joyous multitude of holiday activities around Key West, including special shopping opportunities, holiday tours, caroling, and, of course, lighted boat parades!
Hot Pink Holidays
Add pink to your holiday colors this season! The Key West Business Guild sponsors the annual Hot Pink Holidays celebration December 3 – 6. This four-day LGBTA holiday fest features the annual Keys Chorale Holiday Festival, cookies with Santa, holiday parade, a tree trimming party, and much more! Plus, there will be excellent discounts and shopping sprees at local retailers throughout Key West! Visit www.hotpinkholidays.org for more information!
The Key West Business Guild is a nonprofit organization devoted to promoting Key West to LGBTA travelers. They provide comprehensive information about Gay Key West and promote their member organizations to a national and international travel market. This work helps to attract almost 250,000 LGBTA travelers to Key West each year, earning it the well-deserved reputation as one of the most appealing gay-friendly destinations in the world. Visit their website at www.kwbgonline.org!
Holiday Lights Tour with Old Town Trolley Tours!
Put a twist on the ancient tradition of Christmas caroling with Old Town Trolley Tours! The special Holly Jolly Holiday Lights Trolley will be transporting residents and visitors alike to see the most dazzling displays around Key West! Riders will enjoy sweet cider and holiday cookies before embarking on a 60-minute tour of the island’s best holiday installations.
The Holly Jolly Holiday Lights Trolley runs December 12-13 and 17-23. All tours depart from Mallory Square at 6 pm. Tickets are $14 ($7 for children ages 4-12) and can only be purchased via www.trolleytours.com/key-west/holiday-tour.asp. Come aboard and spread some cheer!
Old Town Trolley Tours started out with a converted bread truck attached to a homemade trailer. By 1980, the company launched a whole fleet of trolleys to tour the island. Now, Old Town Trolley Tours boasts 130 cars in six cities in the US. To find out more, visit www.trolleytours.com/key-west/!
“Bight” Before Christmas Holiday Festival!
There’s few sights like holiday lights reflected in the waters of the ocean, and that’s exactly what you’ll see at the “‘Bight’ Before Christmas” Holiday Festival! Sponsored by the Key West Bight Preservation Association, the festival hosts shows and activities at the Key West Bight Marina every weekend until Christmas! Enjoy the Harbor Walk of Lights, lighted boat parades, a classic car show, and take photos of your pets with Santa Claus! The fun starts Saturday, December 5, with the Key West City Hometown Holiday Parade!
For more information on the Bight Before Christmas Holiday Festival, visit www.keywestchristmas.org!